I Don't Care About Jewish Tribal Loyalty — And That Doesn't Make Me Anxious

Are American Jews really as anxiety-ridden as Gal Beckerman claims? Paul Golin says most of us are post-ethnic, post-tribal, post-denominational, Jewish-when-we-want-to-be Jews — and fine with that.

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My Prescription for the So-Called Pathology Plaguing American Jews

Gal Beckerman diagnosed American Jews with pathological anxiety in his final act as Forward opinion editor. But where he saw reason to despair, Elissa Strauss sees an opportunity for fun.

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Suspected anti-gay attacker is arrested after several people were stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade.

Don't Blame All Ultra-Orthodox for Actions of One Stabber

The murder of Shira Banki by Yishai Schlisser at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade was indefensible. Indefensible as well, though, were some reactions to the stabbings, Avi Shafran argues.

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How Not To Cover a Gay Pride Parade Stabbing

When reporting on the stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade, several ultra-Orthodox outlets abandoned both journalistic standards and Jewish ethics, Rachel Benaim writes. How can we view them as reputable news sources?

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Why We Should Ignore the Nuts on Both Sides of Iran Deal Debate

Some Iran deal opponents actually want a war. And some supporters are blind to the dangers of accommodating Tehran. Jay Michaelson explains why we should ignore both extremes — and accept the benefits of the nuclear agreement, despite its flaws.

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